Snooki has given birth this morning to a baby boy at a New Jersey hospital.
Jersey Shore star and her fiancé, Jionni LaValle have called their first child Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, and he weighs a healthy 6 lbs, 5oz.
The reality TV star tweeted after the birth: “I am SO IN LOVE with my son Lorenzo Dominic ! I had my little man last night, healthy at 6lbs! HE’S MY WORLD!”
Snooki later gushed: “Being a mom is an amazing feeling!!! I love my little man to death! Jionni is such a cute dad.”
A representative for Snooki told MTV: “The world just got another Guido!!!”
The musicchannel congratulated their biggest star and said: “We couldn’t be happier for Nicole and Jionni on the healthy delivery of their baby boy!
“We look forward to Lorenzo’s first trip to the Jersey Shore and can’t wait to see his first animal print onesie.”
Snooki went into labor this morning and simultaneously tweeted a picture with the caption “fierce”.
Luckily it wasn’t of her, but rather of a trio of big cats – a lion, tiger and cheetah.
The news of her labor emerged after Snooki was seen checking into the maternity unit at her local hospital.
TMZ confirmed the reports: “We’re told she is at a hospital in New Jersey now and is expected to deliver her little meatball to the world some time in the near future.”
Earlier in the day Snooki had written: “I’m a balloon waiting to pop” as she prepared for the birth of her first child.
Snooki,and fiancé Jionni LaValle announced that they were to be parents in May.
They revealed that they were expecting a boy, which they planned to name Lorenzo.
Earlier this week, Snooki admitted she was feeling apprehensive about becoming a parent for the first time.
She told In Touch Weekly magazine: “I’m nervous that I’m not going to be a good mom. I just really hope I know what I’m doing!”
Snooki even said that while she had become famous for her partying and drinking on Jersey Shore, her pregnancy is crazier than anything she experienced throughout her time on the MTV show.
She said: “At the Shore you’re going to hook up, get into a fight or go to jail. You only have three options. But being pregnant you have no idea what’s going on!”
After the birth she also has plenty of work planned, with her MTV spin-off series alongside castmate Jennifer J-WOWW Farley recently picked up for a second season.
However, next time around, the show will now relocate to a large house on Johnson Avenue, in Manchester, New Jersey.